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Gorgeous Swedish Ski Restaurant Makes the A-Frame Chic Again

An iconic architecture style gets an update

Since its hey-day in the 1960s and 1970s, the classic A-frame has had a rough time. Often left in disrepair, in need of updates, or replaced with a modern contemporary, it's rare to see a newly built A-frame appreciated for its style and function.

But that's exactly what the architect Hans Murman of Murman Arkitekter did when he built this brand-new, fabulously chic A-frame on a mountain top in northern Sweden. First reported by Dezeen Magazine, the Björk restaurant in the ski resort of Hemavan uses the gabled style in a 3,767-square-foot, two-story restaurant that seats 80 skiers or snowboarders.

The steeply pitched roof allows snow to drift, and timber beams dominate the interior. Throw in some gorgeous pendant lighting, a lot of pale pine surfaces, and even some hanging antlers, and you've got a modern take on one of ski country's most iconic architecture styles.